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- The Associate of Art in Liberal Studies fulfills general education requirements through various social and natural sciences, humanities, religion and math courses. An additional 24 credit hours in concentrations such as healthcare, business, theology, history or other areas is included, plus 9-10 hours for electives.
- The Associate of Science-Medical Laboratory Technician at the University of Saint Francis Crown Point provides another option for students interested in a health sciences career that builds upon their current focus and the reputation of the campus. Coursework balances the foundations of science with focused technical skills. An opportunity to complete the 16 credit hours of clinical rotations is available through Franciscan Alliance, Inc. The clinical laboratory science/medical technology program has a long tenure at the University of Saint Francis main campus at the bachelor degree level. Additionally, market studies have identified associate-level clinical lab science as a substantial growth area in health sciences. It is a clear higher-education-to-career degree, and provides students with a pathway to baccalaureate and graduate degrees.
- The LPN to ASN is designed for working adults with an LPN license. Students in this program obtain an Associate of Science in Nursing degree and an RN license after two years of part-time instruction. By becoming an RN, you can expand your career options and job opportunities, increase your income above an LPN's salary by as much as 40 percent, and most importantly, expand your knowledge and skill as a nurse.
- The ASN program prepares its graduates for entry-level practice as nurse generalists. Students are assisted in using the nursing process as a critical thinking framework and to provide safe, accurate, and individualized care to patients.
- Online RN-BSN The baccalaureate program for registered nurses (RN-BSN program) prepares registered nurses for leadership roles in a variety of health care settings. The curriculum provides an academic background which serves as the basis for graduate education and continued personal and professional growth. The program builds from a liberal arts foundation, integrating nursing knowledge with the humanities, and behavioral and social sciences. Registered nurses who choose to complete the baccalaureate degree are prepared for career advancement in the clinical setting of their choice. Course content in research, leadership and management, and community health nursing introduce students to leadership and management roles and nursing positions in the community. Graduates are prepared to make an impact on the current and future health care of society.The RN-BSN Program is offered in a 12 month full time or 24 month part time online format. All courses are offered in a web-based format via the Internet. Classes are taken every eight weeks.
- The RN to MSN Transition Sequence , this program offered at the Fort Wayne Campus. If you have an Associate of Science in Nursing degree, this program will prepare you for entrance into the graduate nursing program. You must be accepted into the graduate nursing program to be eligible for this transition sequence of courses. The nursing courses in this transition sequence are taught in an intensive block format. Nursing courses are offered one night a week throughout the fast track, using a hybrid model that involves both campus and web-based meetings. You must have completed 1,000 hours of clinical practice before taking NURS570/572 as part of the MSN program and after completing the transition sequence of courses, you will not be awarded a bachelor’s degree. You will begin your MSN coursework.
- The MSN (FNP), offered at the Fort Wayne Campus. This prepares professional nurses to function in advanced practice roles in primary care settings in order to provide holistic, comprehensive nursing care as a family nurse practitioner.
- The MHA is designed for working adults. Students will gain a comprehensive, practical and interdisciplinary set of core competencies, knowledge, skills and values through diverse course offerings in the health administration environment. This attainable advanced degree, with its evening and weekend classes, educates future healthcare leaders in matters crucial to both the business and healthcare fields.
Transfer students may find helpful information, transfer policies, and other links at Transfer.IN.
The Indiana State Board of Nursing web site provides nursing education and nursing program information including NCLEX scores for Indiana nursing programs.